17 Book Art Prints For People Who Wear Their Book-Loving Hearts On Their Sleeves (and Walls)
Buying a book for a book lover is surprisingly difficult territory. Of course you can
think that they haven’t read this one yet, but you can never know for sure. You don’t know if you are buying the right edition or the right cover variant. But all book lovers, from literary snobs to library enthusiasts to people who listen to their pages, love a good literary art print.
With wall art, you can declare your love of books without cramming anything into those overcrowded shelves. Here are wonderful art prints for book lovers, because sometimes an art print is worth several thousand words.
These prints range from tastefully rendered book quotes to vintage book covers. There are minimalist interpretations of literature, full illustrations of book scenes, and even
whole books reproduced on a single poster. There is a print out there for everyone. And now your bedroom, office, or sprawling library wing can be lined with beautiful works of bookish art. It’s a tragic fact of reality that book lovers can’t read books every second of every day, but this wall decor will remind you of your favorite reads even when you don’t have time to read them.
Langston Hughes Quote Print
Langston Hughes, $24, obvious condition
Obvious State should be everyone’s first stop for literary art prints because its collection is simply stunning. This Langston Hughes quote is illustrated with a striking silhouette of a man’s soul going deeper and deeper.
‘The Little Prince’ print
The Little Prince, $24, Litographs
Litographs is another great place for bookish art. He has posters, bags and shirts with
whole books printed on it, like this adorable print of the Little Prince on his home planet.
Harry Potter ‘Adventure’ Print
Adventure, $45, Pottermore
Yes, I know you’ve read other books, but at the end of the day, we’re all just a bunch of nostalgic Potterheads. This illustration of the “Adventure” quote from
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will have you smiling fondly and then crying again for Dumbledore.
A map of genres of fiction
A Plot of Fiction Genres, $29, Pop Chart Lab
If you like your wall art to be somewhat educational as well, this is the print for you. With this poster you can browse the tangle of literary genres, from Lord of the Rings to
Bridget Jones Diary and back.
Half-Poet, Half-Wolf Pendant
Half Poet Half Wolf, $40, Rayo & Honey
Rayo & Honey offers wall hangings adorned with inspirational slogans, such as “Read Write Repeat” or “Part Poet Part Wolf”. Hang it above your favorite reading or writing spot to feel a little fiercer when picking up a pen.
Pride and Prejudice Print
Pride and Prejudice, $24, lithograph
For Austen fans, enjoy a cup of tea and some sober flirting while admiring your new
Pride and Prejudice art print. And yes, the whole book is printed on this coin, albeit in very small print.
Print “An Unexpected Delivery”
An Unexpected Delivery, $25, Pottermore
Wow your guests with this
gorgeous print of Hagrid delivering little baby Harry Potter to the house of his neglectful aunt and uncle. It’s a perfectly captured illustration of one of the show’s most iconic moments.
A visual compendium of typewriters
“Too fond of books” print
“She loves quotes too much” print, $26, Bookishly
Don’t have a ton of free wall space? You can still display this cute floral mini print of a Louisa May Alcott quote, which reads, “She loves books too much, and it’s changed her brain.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote Print
Zora Neale Hurston, $24, obvious condition
This Obvious State print weaves author Zora Neale Hurston’s image into a seascape and moonscape, illustrating her quote: “And the moon breaks the heart of the ocean.”
United States Literary Map
USA Literary Map, $15, The Literary Gift Company
For a crash course in American lighting, pick up this beautifully crafted map from American authors. You can use this map to plan your next all-American playlist or even your next trip across the country.
Impression of the Gryffindor common room
Gryffindor Common Room, $25, Pottermore
Curl up by the fire and make any room as cozy as the Gryffindor common room with this warm and inviting print. Or, if you’re looking for something more excellent, Pottermore also has a copy of the Slytherin common room.
“The Great Gatsby” Print
‘Wuthering Heights’ Art Print
Wuthering Heights, $118, Penguin Books
For an even more old-school book cover look, splurge on one of these vintage Penguin covers. Nothing more classic than this awkwardly dancing Penguin logo.
100 Essential Novels Scratch Chart
100 Essential Novels Scratch Chart, $35, Pop Chart Lab
If you want art you can interact with, you need this board. For each novel you read, you scratch off the gold leaf and reveal a new detail on the cover. Use this board as a giant TBR list, or go ahead and scratch the covers to your heart’s content (I won’t stop you).
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